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I wanted to add ~/.emacs.d/custom-info/ to Info directories, where I’d link some locally installed programs’ documentation (like AsynK.io).

(add-to-list 'Info-default-directory-list
  (expand-file-name "./custom-info/" user-emacs-directory))

The directory is added, as expected:

Info-default-directory-list
("/home/m/.emacs.d/custom-info/" "/usr/share/info/" "/usr/share/info/")

However, there’s no AsynK entry in C-h i, while:

% cat ~/.emacs.d/custom-info/asynk.info| grep -A2 'START-INFO-DIR-ENTRY'
START-INFO-DIR-ENTRY
* ASynk: (asynk).               Contacts synchronization.
END-INFO-DIR-ENTRY
%

What am I doing wrong?

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    Did you forget to update the dir file in your ~/.emacs.d/custom-info/ ? see gnu.org/software/texinfo/manual/texinfo/html_node/… to learn how to do that. – xuchunyang Oct 13 '15 at 9:33
  • @xuchunyang, thank you, I didn’t know I was supposed to do this. Now everything works. – Michal Rus Oct 13 '15 at 9:44
  • @xuchunyang: Please post your comment as an answer. Michal: please consider accepting it. The question is a good one, and can help others if it is marked as answered etc. – Drew Oct 13 '15 at 15:31
  • @Drew, sure, I’m happy to. – Michal Rus Oct 13 '15 at 19:11
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When you want to install an Info file in a custom directory, in addition to telling your Info Reader where that directory is, you need to create/update dir file under that directory with install-info program (see here to learn how to do it).

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